Brands traditionally associated with sophisticated and structured looks for the working woman, made collections a little bit more playful and up beat on this Spring Style MSFW catwalk hosted at the week’s Hub. The lovely line up of high street Australian brands presented easy to wear looks with touches of girly dress ups, strong suiting and old school 50’s shapes. Brands included Saba, Sportscraft, Seduce, Review, Veronika Maine and Cue.
Saba began the show with a gorgeous and relaxed metallic silver, sports luxe get up. The metallic pants were the perfect combination of boyish and tailored and were topped off with a matching metallic tee that had a even more perfect tuck into the pants. Saba completed all their looks with on trend normcore, white slides. Other looks included midi, pleated skirts, tangy colour combinations of orange, blue and pink and oversized, spring cocoon coats.
Classic, fresh and preppy are the words to describe Sportscraft on the catwalk. Known as a brand of style but also for all girls who have busy lives to lead, the looks shown will take you from the office to lunch and casual summer night drinks and dinners. Blazers, nautical polkadots, mini skirt and shirt combos and tailored shorts- Sportscraft gives off a “I spend my summer in the Hamptons” vibe. Standout looks were a baby pink blazer paired with white cropped pants and navy on navy combinations.
Colour mixed with blacks is the canvas of Seduce this spring season. A kaleidoscope colour, pleated maxi skirt was the wow moment. Paired with a simple crossover, black cropped top, the skirt will create serious fashion blogger envy. Summer party dresses showed orange and black colour blocking, mini dresses stamped with electric coloured, angular prints and a lady like white on white crop top and skirt duo.
Review took it’s audience back in time with swinging 50’s styles. Demure, timeless and a whole lot sexy. Featuring cute jumpsuits, high waisted puff ball skirts, florals and dresses cinched in at the waist, Review will make finding races day outfits as easy as delicious cherry pie. The designer’s masterpiece is a teal blue, floral embossed prom style dress with a matching cardigan. Very 1950’s sassy housewife.
Minimalism and looks reminiscent of Isabel Marmant will prove very popular pieces by this brand. Like Saba, white slides will be the shoe of Veronika Maine’s spring. Midi skirts with angular cut splits were very fashion forward coming in a blue and white sea breeze print, all black and big floral print. The most coveted look will no doubt be a pastel, floral printed matching skirt and crop top and a to die for all black dress which simply cries out Dior.
Vintage style prints in organic, earthy colours shows why Cue is still the master of making work wear pretty and transferable to the weekends. A pair of flared pants in orange with black printed flowers were edgy and a point of difference on the runway. As was the chic colour pairing of pastel pink and teal green on a floral print, body hugging mini dress. And if in need of a good blazer, this season shows Cue is still a go to.
Images by Jacob Medina